.by is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Belarus. It is administered by The Operative-analytical center of the Republic of Belarus (Оперативно-аналитический центр при Президенте Республики Беларусь.). The code "BY" originates from an alternative spelling of Belarus, Byelorussia, which was used during their inclusion in the Soviet Union. The ccTLD was created for Belarus on May 11, 1994 and replaces the Soviet domain of .su.
The Operative-analytical center of the Republic of Belarus allows for anyone (not only for those who resides in Belarus) to register a second level domain, such as something.by. However, third level domains such as something.gov.by and something.mil.by are only offered to those who are government officials. The names that are chosen for the second level domains must not conflict with those already registered or well known companies. The names also must have two or more Latin characters and it cannot either start or finish with a hyphen (-). Second level names that might have words or phrases that deem to be vulgar or illegal can also be rejected by the Administrator of ccTLD BY.
Since 2010 due to changes in currency exchange rate the price has decreased. The costs to use a .by domain is a 33 USD fee for the first year and second payment of 33 USD to maintain the domain. The renewal of the domain occurs yearly. The maximum upfront payment is 3 years. The payment of the fees occur by bank transfer, WebMoney, Credit Card or cash depending on the registrar.
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